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Solitons : Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series - P. G. Drazin


Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series


Published: 19th September 1983
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A 'soliton' is a localized nonlinear wave of permanent form which may interact strongly with other solitons so that when they separate after the interaction they regain their original forms. This textbook is an account of the theory of solitons and of the diverse applications of the theory to nonlinear systems arising in the physical sciences. The essence of the book is an introduction to the method of inverse scattering. Solitary waves, cnoidal waves, conservation laws, the initial-value problem for the Korteweg-de Vries equation, the Lax method, the sine-Gordon equation and Backlund transformations are treated. The book will be useful for research workers who wish to learn about solitons as well as graduate students in mathematics, physics and engineering.

The Korteweg-de Vries equation
Cnodial waves
Conservation laws
The initial-value problems for the Korteweg-de Vries equation
The lax method
The Sine-Gordon equation
Backlund transformations
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ISBN: 9780521274227
ISBN-10: 0521274222
Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 19th September 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.23